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Tennessee Field Reports: Crop Yields Promising; Corn Harvest Wrapping Up

Ernst Undesser
From USDA October 23, 2017

Tennessee Field Reports: Crop Yields Promising; Corn Harvest Wrapping Up

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 22, 2017.

County Agent Comments

Jeff Via, Fayette County
The farmers in Fayette County have been busy harvesting their corn, soybeans and cotton. We have finished corn harvest and yields for all crops are great!!!!

Jeff Lannom, Weakley County
Sunshine and dry weather provided excellent harvest conditions and corn harvest is all but a wrap for this year. Producers made very good progress in harvesting soybeans and wheat seeding took a big jump this week. Good to excellent yields in corn and soybeans are being reported.

Larry Moorehead, Moore County
Soybean harvest is underway but we usually can’t get in the field until after lunch because of heavy dews keeping the moisture up. Most of our hay is harvested and we are planting some winter annuals.

A. Ruth Correll, Wilson County
Plenty to do during a good weather week. Good week for crop harvest. Corn and soybean producers reporting good yields. Most cattle producers report more than adequate hay stocks going into fall. Silage producers have been harvesting forage sorghum and report very good yield. Lots of farmers are trying to get fall lime spread.

Ed Burns, Franklin County
A cold front brought approximately 0.5 inch of rain at the beginning of the week. Producers finished up with corn, concentrating on soybeans. Cotton harvest in full swing. Wheat producers preparing fields for planting. Temperatures remaining seasonable to above normal.

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John Goddard, Loudon County
1/2 inch of rain this week. Corn harvest nearly complete. Soybeans being harvested all week. A few farmers feeding beef cattle hay already.

John Wilson, Blount County
Some late corn yet to be harvested. Soybean harvest is gaining momentum. Late hay harvest is being wrapped up.

General Comments

Corn harvest was wrapping up and soybean and cotton harvest made strong progress after the previous week’s rains. There is a positive yield outlook for all crops. There was also strong wheat seeding progress. There were 6.1 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was 6 percent very short, 20 percent short, 73 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 6 percent very short, 19 percent short, 73 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus.

Ernst Undesser
From USDA October 23, 2017